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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 358-367

Effect of Condensed Tannin Feeding on Serum Biochemical Profile and Faecal Egg Count in Nellore Brown Ewes
Sireesha1*, Ch. Venkata Seshaiah2, K. Sudhakar3, D. S. Kumar4 and R.Vinoo5
1Department of Livestock Production Management, 2Department of LFC,
3Department of LPM, 4Department of ANN, 5Department of AGB, NTR College of
Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Gannavaram- 521102,
Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Present study was conducted to assess the effect of feeding condensed tannins supplemented through leaf meal mixture on haematology, serum biochemical profile and faecal egg count in Nellore brown ewes. 18 Nellore brown ewes of similar age and body weight (3-3.5 yrs, 25.03±1.52 kg) were selected and randomly divided into three groups Negative Control (dewormed), Control (without deworming), Treatment group (T) of six animals in each group. Both control groups were fed with complete feed, while treatment group ewes were fed with complete feed in which part of roughage was replaced with tanniferous leaf meal mixture to get 3% condensed tannin level in the diet and the experiment was conducted for the period of 120 days. Blood and serum samples were collected periodically (30 days interval) and analysed for haematology and serum biochemical profile. The mean Hb (g/dl) levels were significantly (P<0.05) low in C group compared to other groups and significantly (P<0.05) high in T, NC groups. The mean PCV (%) values were significantly (P<0.05) low in C group compared to other groups. The mean serum urea (mg/dl) levels in the treatment group of lambs were found to be significantly (P<0.05) lower compared to both control groups. The fecal egg count was significantly (P<0.05) low in treatment group. The results of the present study revealed that inclusion of Condensed tannin at 3% level in the diets of sheep does not cause any effect on health of the animal and also decreases the fecal egg count.

Keywords: Complete feed, Condensed tannin, Leaf Meal Mixture, Haematology, serum biochemical profile, Faecal egg count

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Sireesha, K., Ch. Venkata Seshaiah, K. Sudhakar, D. S. Kumar and Vinoo, R. 2021. Effect of Condensed Tannin Feeding on Serum Biochemical Profile and Faecal Egg Count in Nellore Brown Ewes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 358-367. doi:
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